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Old 2007-06-09, 15:23
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next gen is a stupid term anyway.
Nintendos next console should be the Vi also.

Physics doesn't have to be clearly visible in a game, it doesn't have to be a game element.
Dosnt have to be, but its worth more then graphics, imo.

Apperently the first mario brothers game was developed without any sprites, they got the movement, the curve of the jump, the turtle shells ect They got all that working first, then they filled in the graphics artwards.

Even going back to the first (specificaly designed) game, SpaceWar, it was very heavily based on physics. The moment of the ships and the gravity well at the center was what provided the gameplay.

Now days the vaste majority of games are no more advanced or unique physics wise then the games that come before them.
The physics and playmechcanics are normaly identical only with the "skin" of the game (graphics, sound) being new.

A little well implimented physics could really put a fresh spin on some games.
Heck, it dosnt even have to be real physics.
The great thing about virtual worlds is we can make our own laws.

For instance, the Half Life ; Portols game is looking very interesting to me.
(also apperently quite funny , as its written by some of the Physconauts team).

Another game Id like to see is a FPS where the lazer beams follow curved arcs and bounce. Stupid? yes.
But it would at least give some freshness of the mounds of utterly dull FPSs.
People would have to think about aiming more.
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